Prince William, 40, is the eldest son of King Charles III and the first in line to the British throne. There are many rules and royal protocols which he is expected to follow, especially because he holds a senior title

As heir to the British throne, there are many rules that Prince William must follow

That being said, there have been a handful of occasions where William has broken the rules, from growing a beard in 2008 to taking a selfie with a member of the public in 2022

Back in 2008, William grew a beard

He traveled on the same plane with his son, Prince George, in 2014

He spoke about politics in 2019

William is known to have hugged members of the public

Prince William took a selfie with a member of the public outside the royal family's Sandringham Estate on September 15, 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II